The MYC Kayaking program organizes approximately six kayak paddles each summer in the bays, ponds, rivers, and streams of Cape Cod. Bill Kyle is the group leader, but others in the group take charge of leading some of the individual paddles, researching tides and routes and leading the group on the water.
Personal Flotation Devices (PFDs, ie life-vests) are required equipment. The trips are typically 3 to 5 miles and a couple of hours in duration, with a mid-paddle stop for a rest and snack. The schedule is publicized club-wide, but you need to be on Bill Kyle's email list to receive last-minute notices of changes or cancellations due to wind or weather. The group does easy to easy-intermediate paddles, and only when the weather and wind forecast is very good.
Some of the group's past kayak trips are posted on the Past Kayak Trips page, for the benefit of club members who want to do these trips on their own.
Details of future paddling adventures will be posted on the Upcoming Paddle Details page.
2019 Kayak Adventures
June 28 - Friday, 9 am - Meeting House Pond to Arey’s Pond, Orleans
Leaders: Maryellen and Bob Lorefice
POSTPONED; New Date TBA - Herring River, Harwich
Leaders: Jan and Doug Fields
July 29 - Monday, 9:00 am - on the Bass River, Dennis/Yarmouth
(Note start time update, earlier than originally published)
Leaders: Bill Kyle
August 9 - Monday, 9 am - Nauset Marsh, Eastham
Leaders: Ron & Deborah Clark, Rich & Sue Simpson
August 26 - Monday, 9:30 am - 4th Annual Muddy Creek/Wequassett
Plus optional paddle to Round Cove/Wequassett for libations.
Leaders: Mark and Mimi McManus
September 5 - Thursday, 3:30 pm - Cape Cod Bay with tidal rivers, Brewster
Leader: Bill Kyle; with wine and cheese picnic